Under the Large Aircraft Security Program, the US Government will have to search your plane before every flight. The TSA will know how often you fly, where you fly, and who goes with you. And yes you have to pay for it. $50 a flight.

Enough Is Enough

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Granted, we’re all for aviation security and safety.

But, when is enough going to be enough? 

First, ALPA finally got around to pointing out to the TSA that the commercial airline pilot should probably be a trusted agent and you don’t need to spend time fondling them and taking away their plastic forks since they already have control of the airplane. 

Second, other folks are finally starting to see that there might be an illegal search and seizure (pun intended) here.  Assuming you opt out of the new porn devices that were sold to the TSA by it’s now retired Secretary Chertov (no collusion there, huh?)

Third, CAIR has told muslim women that they 1) shouldn’t go through the X-ray machine and 2) they can only be patted down from the shoulders up.  But I guess in our politically correct world, that’s OK since, as a Republican veteran, I’m considered more of a terrorist by the TSA.

As Ron Paul (R-TX) said, if these people weren’t the government and touched you that way, they’d be in jail.

And what hasn’t bubbled to the surface is the issue raised by several public heath experts; since our highly trained morons at the screening points don’t change gloves as often as they should — what health issues are being raised?  For example, my wife got searched in ATL recently, with the same pair of gloves that searched the last one…  if they had shingles, and she hadn’t had chicken pox as a child, she now faces a chance at a communicable disease that could kill her 10% of the time.

I dare say Special Agent Pistol had not thought of that one.

John Mica (R-FL) is telling airports to opt out of TSA screening and go back to contractors…

At what point do you realize you’re no longer in control?

And yet, we are still awaiting LASP II, SD-8G, Operation Playbook, etc.

Posted: November 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized

Start Calling Your Reps NOW!

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LASP is still coming, SD-8G, Operation Playbook, etc. is still coming and these guys can’t stop 13 packages from Yemen.  Call your new (and old) representatives and senators now.

From the AOPA….

The Nov. 2 elections dramatically changed the dynamic of Congress, bringing new challenges and opportunities for general aviation. 

The Republican Party gained 60 seats in the House in this historic election, and it now controls the majority in the House of Representatives. While the Senate still has a Democratic majority, its numbers also shifted, which will impact its ability to control Senate deliberations.

“General aviation had made significant strides with the current Congress, including the House and Senate General Aviation Caucuses, which continued to grow throughout the year as senators and representatives reached out to their colleagues to educate them on the vital role GA plays in our national aviation infrastructure and the economy,” said Lorraine Howerton, AOPA vice president of legislative affairs. “With the new Congress, AOPA will work to ensure the legislators and their staffs understand the issues important to GA.”

AOPA President Craig Fuller will discuss the change in Congress with Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-Mich), Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), and Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.) on AOPA Live at 2:10 p.m. Pacific Standard Time during AOPA Aviation Summit in Long Beach, Calif. Follow the discussion at the AOPA Live stage in person at the Long Beach Convention Center, or log in online for a live stream of the interview.

Posted: November 4th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized